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Honey Pecan Salmon

Honey Pecan Salmon is a delicious meal to make on the grill that’s quick enough for any night of the week and delicious enough to serve to company. Tender and flaky salmon topped with toasty pecans, honey, garlic, herbs and spices. 

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Grilled Salmon is a healthy and delicious meal to add to your weekly menu and it’s one of the easiest meals to prepare on the grill. 

Plate with rice pilaf and honey pecan salmon filet.

Honey Pecan Salmon ~ Quick and Easy Dinner

We pick up a couple of salmon filets every chance we get to have on hand for a quick and easy meal. Add grilled asparagus and serve with rice pilaf for a family pleasing dinner. 

Ingredients Needed:

  • Salmon Filet
  • Honey
  • Pecans
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Rosemary
  • Salted Butter

How to Grill Honey Pecan Salmon:

  • Prepare a grill fire to 300° using pecan or hickory for smoke flavor.

Salmon filet on a baking sheet.

  • Remove salmon from packaging, pat dry with paper towels and place on a baking sheet.

collage making honey garlic pecan sauce for salmon.

  • Make the honey pecan sauce together in a bowl by combining the honey, finely chopped pecans, garlic, smoked paprika, finely chopped rosemary and melted butter.

Grilling salmon fillet.

  • Place the salmon filet, skin side down over indirect fire. Cook with the grill closed about 10 minutes.

Brushing honey pecan sauce over salmon filet on a grill.

  • Brush the honey pecan sauce over the salmon, do not turn the salmon. 

Honey pecan salmon on a grill.

  • Close the grill and continue to cook until salmon reaches 135° – 140° for medium finish, the USDA recommends an internal temperature of 145° for all fish and seafood. A digital meat thermometer is a must-have for perfectly cooked salmon.

Grilled salmon filet on a sheet pan.

  • Remove salmon to a clean baking sheet.

Salmon filet, sliced into portions.

  • Slice with a sharp knife.
  • Serve immediately. Plate with salmon and rice.

How to Store and Reheat:

  • Store salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days. 
  • Reheat in a skillet with melted butter or a little olive oil over medium heat, flip after about 2 minutes and continue to cook until heated through.

More Delicious Grilled Salmon Recipes to Try:

Honey Garlic Salmon is full of delicious flavors and super simple to make. It’s always a hit with the whole family.

Garlic Butter Salmon is made with the most delicious toasted garlic butter that elevates salmon filet to a gourmet meal. Perfect for entertaining or holiday dinners.

Maple Glazed Salmon is another easy option with tons of flavor and just a few pantry staples. So simple to make on the grill for a quick weeknight meal.

Filet of salmon over rice.

Honey Pecan Salmon is a great meal to break up the same old dinner routine. The sweet honey and garlic flavors with crunchy pecans will have you coming back for more. 

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Salmon filet with pecans over rice.
Yield: 4 Servings

Honey Pecan Salmon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Honey Pecan Salmon is a delicious meal to make on the grill that's quick enough for any night of the week and delicious enough to serve to company. Tender and flaky salmon topped with toasty pecans, honey, garlic, herbs and spices. 

Ingredients

  • 1 salmon filet 1 1/2- 2 pounds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Prepare a grill fire to 300° using pecan or hickory for smoke flavor.
  2. Remove salmon from packaging, pat dry with paper towels and place on a baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, add honey, finely chopped pecans, garlic, smoked paprika, finely chopped rosemary and melted butter. Whisk together until well combined.
  4. Place the salmon filet, skin side down over indirect fire. Cook with the grill closed about 10 minutes.
  5. Brush the honey pecan sauce over the salmon, do not turn the salmon. 
  6. Close the grill and continue to cook until salmon reaches 135° - 140° for medium finish, using a digital meat thermometer. Total cooking time will depend on the size of the salmon, our total cook time was about 20 minutes.
  7. Remove salmon to a clean baking sheet, rest 5 minutes.
  8. Slice with a sharp knife and serve immediately.

Notes

Recommended cooking temperature for salmon:

The USDA recommends an internal temperature of 145° for all fish and seafood.

Store leftover salmon in an airtight container or wrapped in 2 layers of plastic wrap in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Reheat in a skillet coated with olive oil or butte rover medium heat, flip after about 2 minutes and continue to cook until heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 261Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 13g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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